The Ford Motor Company finished truck output at its Michigan Truck Plant on November twenty sixth in a bid to get started switching from building trucks to developing cars at the Wayne, Michigan plant. Ford opened the plant in 1957 as the Wayne Station Wagon Plant. During its extra than 50 decades of procedure, it has produced F-Collection trucks, the Ford Bronco, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
Beginning in early 2010 the truck plant will get started developing small, fuel productive cars for the North American industry. These cars are section of a Ford system to improve output of some of the most fuel productive cars accessible in the earth while lessening its dependency on big trucks and sport/utility vehicles.
“Ford is fully commited to offering a balanced item lineup for our consumers,” stated Joe Hinrichs, team vice president, World-wide Production and Labor Affairs. “The conversion of Michigan Truck Plant signifies a further action in our transformation system to satisfy industry demand from customers for smaller sized, extra fuel-productive vehicles.”
Generation of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator will now be moved to the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky., with output of the huge SUVs slated to get started there in the next quarter of 2009.
“This great workforce produced high quality vehicles up to the really last a single they designed,” stated
Mike Torolski, plant supervisor. “We now are targeted on our following phase – converting the truck plant to a car plant to get started developing world wide C-car based mostly vehicles in 2010.”
Michigan Truck is a single of 3 truck and SUV plants in North America that will be transformed to build small fuel-productive compact and subcompact vehicles. The conversion of Cuautitlan (Mexico) Assembly, which at present generates F-Collection pickups, is underway to put together for output of the new Fiesta subcompact car in 2010. Louisville Assembly, house of the Ford Explorer mid-dimensions SUV, is slated to commence output of however extra unique small vehicles from the automakers world wide C-car platform the next calendar year.
At present, the Ford Motor Company is in talks with the US Congress in a bid to safe funding. The automaker states that they have plenty of money on hand to see the corporation by means of 2009, but help from the federal governing administration would enable the corporation to acquire the cash essential to full its changeover to building a fleet of smaller sized, substantially extra fuel productive cars.
(Resource: Ford Motor Company)